Student Visionaries of the Year Orange County Inland Empire

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In Loving Memory of Erica

Feb 02, 2023

Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.


Thanks to dedicated people like you, funds raised help support the research of blood cancer treatments that save lives.

LLS has an important mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. One of these patients was a sister, daughter, aunt, granddaughter, cousin, friend, co-worker to every member of our team.  

We participate to remember and honor Erica’s Werdel Lacey’s life.  On December 7, 2011 Erica lost her battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 30 years old. 

Those who knew Erica, whether it be for an hour or a lifetime, remember her love for life and generous spirit.  In the words of her husband, Dave Lacey, “She was the life of the party but not the center of attention; she was the planner and organizer, and yet, she was the reason everyone gathered. Her creativity knew no bounds and existed in everything she did, from sewing, cooking, music, art, drawing, to design, mosaic, decor and gardening. She was the first person people went to for ideas, and she always delivered. Charity was in Erica’s blood. She would give and give and then give some more, always doing things for others. Whether it be a hand, a hug, time, money, an idea, an ear, Erica gave.”   

Without your efforts LLS could not fund the research of such treatments as targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them or immunotherapy drugs that use a patient's own immune system to kill cancer.

Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives not someday, but today.

Be sure to check our team Web site frequently to see our progress!

Thank you for bringing us all closer to living in a world without blood cancers!




  • Bettina Chipp

    In memory of Erica and in honor of leukemia survivor, Nina

  • Darcy Ryan

    Cancer touched us all…

  • Emily Bartlett

    Best of luck! Great work 👏🏻👏🏻

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.